That’s the fallout from Campazzo pushing down Ellington from behind in the Los Angeles-Denver regular-season finale.
After the game, Ellington tweeted:
When I see you I’m putting my hands on you. @facucampazzo
— Wayne Ellington (@WayneEllington) April 11, 2022
Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo has been suspended one game without pay for forcefully shoving Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington to the floor from behind, and Ellington has been fined $20,000 for escalating the incident with a threatening comment on social media postgame, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.
The incident, for which Campazzo was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected, occurred with 7:24 remaining in the second quarter of the Nuggets’ 146-141 overtime loss to the Lakers on April 10
Campazzo will serve his suspension Saturday when the Nuggets face the Golden State Warriors … in Game One of their first round series in the 2022 NBA Playoffs.
But Denver loses the option to turn to Campazzo for a spark. He can swing momentum with his energy and feistiness (which, yes, sometimes includes dirty plays).